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Poster: snori Date: Apr 23, 2010 11:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Me too, PM. It would be like having your pub burn down and all the regulars roaming the streets on a cold foggy night, lost and forlorn, asking strangers if they knew where any of your old drinking buddies were hanging out now. God I feel like weeping now.

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 23, 2010 11:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Actually, this scenario is playing-out in my life. My gym is closing. I been playing ball and working out there for 7+ years. I've met most of my Chico friends there and we've hooped together for years. The brotherhood of competition.

It seems like no big deal, but this is a part of my daily routine and losing it has sent me into a funk. Much more than I expected.

I can't imagine what an LMA GD Forum shut-down would do to Mr. Tell. I'd send you flowers in sorrow for your loss.

So, seriously, yes. If all of these nice folks were scattered across the web it would be a minor tragedy.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 23, 2010 11:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Hey Flow--went thru the bball crisis twice: once, when leaving the Bay Area, which meant the loss of ALL of the "best friends" from all the leagues, championships (yes, there were some), and the like...10 yrs worth. Then, having done it again, 20 yrs later was the "forced retirement" (phy limitations), of course, the toughest of the two (with a newer group, 20 yrs of playing, aging together).

Bad memories having to move on those two times...bball was more of my life than just about anything but the kids, job (biology), and wife...yes, much more than the DEAD and CREAM.

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 23, 2010 12:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Yep. When I left Hayward we had a really good Rec. League team. We had gone from doormats to champs in 4 years and we were a factor for the next 3. Then I moved away. In the Bay I also played twice every week at Castro Valley Jr. High, I miss those guys too. Sadly, you never go back. Though you think you will, you rarely do.

Hopefully my Chico homies and I can find a new gym to stink-up.

P.S. - Were you the recruiter for your team too? I played everywhere(all the parks and gyms) and was always scouting talent.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 23, 2010 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

We just always went back to those we knew...tried recruiting a few "newbies" outta the "group" but it never worked out...as good as they were--they'd end up with a competitor, and we'd be left going "damn!". The only exception was when we went "big time" and recruited some "NBA wannabes" and it left me sitting on the bench...no fun in that...and then they wouldn't show (didn't take the league seriously--who can blame them?).

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 23, 2010 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

Growing up I played for a local Mormon church. They allowed just 2 non-Mormons on the floor at any time. So we never recruited anybody. In fact it was pretty much the Mirabal boys and Franky and I. Hayward 1st Ward baby!(Just in case any Union City Mormons are reading this!!)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 23, 2010 2:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if...(nonDEAD, Forum related)

I highly doubt it.